Demi Lovato’s mother, Dianna De La Garza, says she didn’t know at first that her little girl had suffered an overdose.
“These texts started coming in,” De La Garza said in a meeting Tuesday with Newsmax. “The first lines of these texts were saying, ‘I just heard the news, I’m so sorry, I’m appealing to God for your family, I’m petitioning God for Demi.’ I was in shock, similar to, what is happening?”
She said her heart dropped, and before she had an opportunity to look at reports, Lovato’s assistant called with the news.
The singer and actress had been rushed to the hospital in late July after an evident overdose. Friends, fans and relatives stressed as Lovato remained hospitalized with complications.
Lovato ended her silence on social media days later.
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“I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery,” Lovato stated. “I will keep fighting.”
“It was something I never, ever expected to hear as a parent, about any of my kids,” she said.